HEROES TODAY.
LEADERS TOMORROW.

Team IMPACT connects children battling serious or chronic illnesses with college athletic teams, forming lifelong bonds and life-changing outcomes.

Through our program, a child battling illness becomes an official member of a college athletic team, attending practices, games, team dinners and more—where they serve not only as teammates, but as inspiration.

Gaven / Syracuse University Men's Lacrosse

WHAT WE DOProvide a community of support that changes lives

Children with chronic or life-threatening illness are repeatedly exposed to trauma. By providing the foundation for children to build safe and supportive relationships, Team IMPACT provides an empowering and future-oriented program to promote healthy social and emotional development.

THE PLAY BY PLAY

OUTREACH & MATCHING

Not just making any match. Making the perfect match!

BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS

Clinically-informed support ensures that everyone wins.

MAKING AN IMPACT

Therapeutic outcomes are achieved in a non-therapeutic setting.

ATTAINING INDEPENDENCE

Graduating from the program with a sense of empowerment, normalization, health promotion, and resilience.

Up next: BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS

The solidarity of a group provides the strongest protection against despair and the strongest antidote to traumatic experience. Trauma isolates; the group re-creates a sense of belonging.

Judith Herman MD / Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

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